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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Skippers

Family Hesperiidae

There are 66 species of Skippers in Singapore. They look more like moths than butterflies due to their big head and small wings.

Subfamily Coeliadinae

Great Orange Awlet (Burara etelka) Orange Awlet (Burara harisa consobrina) Orange-Tail Awl (Bibasis sena uniformis) Common Awl (Hasora badra badra) Common Banded Awl< (i>Hasora chromus chromus)
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Yellow Banded Awl (Hasora schoenherr chuza) White Banded Awl (Hasora taminatus malayana) Plain Banded Awl (Hasora vitta vitta) Brown Awl (Badamia exclamationis)
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Subfamily Pyrginae

Tapena thwaitesi bornea Hieroglyphic Flat (Odina hieroglyphica ortina) Fulvous Pied Flat (Pseudocoladenia dan dhyana) Black and White Flat (Gerosis limax dirae)
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Gerosis sinica minima White-banded Flat (Gerosis phisara phisara) Malayan Snow Flat (Tagiades calligana) Large Snow Flat (Tagiades gana gana)
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Common Snow Flat (Tagiades japetus atticus) Ultra Snow Flat (Tagiades ultra) Chestnut Angle (Odontoptilum angulatum angulatum)
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Subfamily Hesperiinae

Bush Hopper (Ampittia dioscorides camertes) Dark Banded Ace (Halpe ormenes vilasina) Chestnut Bob (Iambrix salsala salsala) Starry Bob (Iambrix stellifer)
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Chocolate Demon (Ancistroides nigrita maura) Forest Hopper (Astictopterus jama jama) Banded Demon (Notocrypta paralysos varians) Grass Demon (Udaspes folus)
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White Palm Bob (Suastus everyx everyx) Palm Bob (Suastus gremius gremius) Prominent Spot Flitter (Zographetus doxus) Tree Flitter (Hyarotis adrastus praba)
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Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi) Chequered Lancer (Plastingia naga) Yellow Chequered Lancer (Plastingia pellonia) Yellow Streak Darter (Salanoemia tavoyana)
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Pugnacious Lancer (Pemara pugnans) Yellow Vein Lancer (Pyroneura latoia latoia) Zela storeyi Banded Redeye (Gangara lebadea lebadea)
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Giant Redeye (Gangara thyrsis thyrsis) Common Redeye (Matapa aria) Giant Skipper (Erionota torus) Banana Skipper (Erionota thrax thrax)
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Erionota hiraca apicalis Hoary Palmer (Unkana ambasa batara) Coconut Skipper (Hidari irava) White-spotted Palmer (Eetion elia)
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Yellow Grass Dart (Taractrocera archias quinta) Taractrocera ardonia lamia Common Dartlet (Oriens gola pseudolus) Malay Dartlet (Oriens paragola)
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Lesser Dart (Potanthus omaha omaha) Detached Dart (Potanthus trachala tytleri) Large Dart (Potanthus serina) Plain Palm Dart (Cephrenes acalle niasicus)
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Yellow Palm Dart (Cephrenes trichopepla) Palm Dart (Telicota augias augias) Besta Palm Dart (Telicota besta bina) Common Palm Dart (Telicota colon stinga)
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Great Swift (Pelopidas assamensis) Conjoined Swift (Pelopidas conjunctus conjunctus) Small Branded Swift (Pelopidas mathias mathias) Formosan Swift (Borbo cinnara cinnara)
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Contiguous Swift (Polytremis lubricans lubricans) Bamboo Paintbrush Swift (Baoris farri farri) Paintbrush Swift (Baoris oceia) Full Stop Swift (Caltoris cormasa)
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Philippine Swift (Caltoris philippina philippina)
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Chestnut Bob (Iambrix salsala salsala)



Chestnut Trail ©Eddy Lee

Grass Demon (Udaspes folus)


Left: East Coast ©Sylvia Chua. Right: Mandai Orchid Garden ©Lau SY

Lesser Dart (Potanthus omaha omaha)




Left: Neo Tiew Lane 2. Right: Mandai Orchid Garden ©Lau SY

Common Dartlet (Oriens gola pseudolus)



©Eddy Lee

Full Stop Swift (Caltoris cormasa)



©Eddy Lee

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